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Nigeria flying citizens from Libya amid 'endemic' abuse

Some 5,500 Nigerians trapped in Libya while attempting to reach Europe to be evacuated amid reports of slavery and rape.

 Nigerians

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Eight refugees die in shipwreck off Libya

Italy's coastguard recovers bodies of eight female refugees and rescues 86 others in the first such shipwreck of 2018.

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UN to investigate killing of 15 peacekeepers in the DRC

December attack by Ugandan fighters killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers and injured 43 other people.

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Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal to host Africa migrants

Rwanda and Uganda have denied the existence of a deal to take African migrants from Israel.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: 'No need' for coalition government

Zimbabwe president visited opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is suffering from cancer, at his home in Harare.

Morgan Tsvangirai

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Equatorial Guinea says attempted 'coup' thwarted

African nation says mercenaries from neighbouring states tried to overthrow President Teodoro Mbasogo last month.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

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Ethiopia to pardon political prisoners, shut prison

Hailemariam Desalegn says Ethiopia plans to pardon political prisoners and close a notorious prison in Addis Ababa.

Hailemariam Desalegn

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Catholic leader condemns 'barbaric' DRC violence

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo says response to DRC protests was 'barbarism', as calls persist for president to resign.

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Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards Madagascar

Torrential rain starts in the north of the island as the storm is about to strengthen.

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Suicide attack on Nigeria mosque causes multiple deaths

The suicide bomb attack took place during early morning prayers, witnesses said.

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Hundreds march in Nairobi demanding action on allegations of rape and sexual assault at Kenya's largest public hospital.

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